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Free Content Therapy of uncomplicated malaria in children: a review of treatment principles, essential drugs and current recommendations

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Summary Understanding the optimal treatment of uncomplicated malaria in children is challenging because of the availability of new drugs and the shift to combination therapies. This is a review of the guiding principles for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria, the essential anti-malarial drugs for children, and the treatment regimens currently recommended.

Comprendre le traitement optimal de la malaria non compliquée chez les enfants est un défil à cause de la disponibilité de nouveaux médicaments et du passage à des thérapies de combinaison.Il s’agit ici d’une revue des principes directeurs pour le traitement de la malaria non compliquée, des médicaments antimalariques essentiels chez les enfants et des régimes de traitement actuellement recommandés.
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Keywords: Plasmodium falciparum; amodiaquine; amodiquina; artemisinin combination therapies; artemisinina; chloroquine; cloroquina; malaria; mefloquina; mefloquine; méfloquine; ovale and malariae; ovale et malariae; ovale y malariae; primaquine; quinina; quinine; sulfadoxina-pirimetamina; sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine; sulfadoxine/pyriméthamine; terapias de ombinación; thérapies de combinaison à l’artémisinine; vivax

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations:  Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Bangkok, Thailand

Publication date: 01 September 2008

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